The years of 70's and 80's also marked the rise of the Liverpool Football Club into European dominance. During those years the club won many English League Championships and four European Champion Cups. Their fifth European Champion League Final (new name) was won in 2005 in Istanbul.
One thing to note is that Liverpool is the home of many Malay ex-seamen and their descendants. The ex-seamen chose to remain in Liverpool when Malaysia became independent in 1957.